A boy who stole a JCB and crashed it into a tractor at Stoke Cannon has written a letter of apology to the vehicle’s owner, say police.
Devon and Cornwall Police were called to a property in the East Devon village at around 4am on Saturday, December 28, after receiving reports someone had broken in, stolen a JCB, crashed it into a tractor and gate – then ran off.
A 14-year-old boy was questioned by police and apologised for his actions in letters he wrote to the vehicle’s owner, and a witness.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “Police attended a property in Stoke Canon at around 4am on Saturday 28 December following reports of someone breaking into the grounds, stealing a JCB and driving it around, accidentally crashing into a tractor and a gate, before running off.
“A 14-year-old boy was subsequently taken into police custody and questioned by police.
“In agreement with the owner of the property, the boy wrote a letter of apology to the owner and to the witness of the incident as part of the restorative justice process.”